Thomas John "Tom" Laidlaw is a contestant from Survivor: Island of the Idols.


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Age: 60
Hometown: Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Current residence: Greenwich, Connecticut
Occupation: Former NHL Player
Hobbies: Watching Survivor, anything fitness, and hanging with the people I love.
Pet peeves: People driving slow in the fast lane.
Three words to describe you: Disciplined, dedicated, and stubborn.
What accomplishment are you most proud of? Raising my two sons to be strong, independent men.
Who or what is your inspiration in life? My grandfather. My grandmother was in a wheelchair most of her life. He took care of her until she died, and he died shortly after.
What's one thing we wouldn't know from seeing a photo of you? I don't like heights.
Which Survivor contestant are you most like? Ben the Marine, he did whatever he had to.
What's your primary motivation for being on Survivor? The challenge and desire to win.
Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? I know how to build an alliance and win challenges and then do whatever it takes to win.[2]


Voting History

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  • Tom is the oldest contestant to compete on Island of the Idols.
  • Tom is the first NHL player to compete on Survivor.
  • Tom is the first Canadian native to appear on Survivor.
    • Todd Herzog was a Canadian citizen, though he was born in the United States.


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